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Should I use Charcoal to Brush My Teeth?

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Should I use Charcoal to Brush My Teeth?

We often field questions in the office that are related to new products, ideas or techniques that seem to be backed by hype only.  We've recently had many patients asking about the benefits of brushing with charcoal. Activated charcoal is not new. It's been approved by the FDA for many years to adsorb toxins, like in cases of poisoning or overdose. It is also thought to attract free radicals and rid them from the body. So there may be some benefits of using charcoal, but can it be used to whiten teeth? I'm not so sure...

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Are Brushing Habits Learned as a Child Wearing Away Your Enamel?

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Are Brushing Habits Learned as a Child Wearing Away Your Enamel?

Back’n’forth, back’n’forth – scrubba’ scrubba’ scrubba! Get those teeth clean! Yes, get ‘em clean … but, if your child’s method of brushing more resembles a lumberjack sawing trees in half than it does a gentle massage, they might be in for a lifetime of sensitive teeth, bonding treatments and receding gums. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer our top five tips for avoiding enamel loss when brushing...

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